Health and Physical Education (PreK-12)
Mike Martin, a 2000 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, opened Next Level’s current facility in Harrisonburg in 2012, and he now trains between 50-60 clients — with high school athletes accounting for a high percentage of them.
Jake Lind, at a recent Coerver United camp in Harrisonburg, coaches players and teams while helping to expand the company's reach into Northern Virginia and Maryland. Lind is a 2016 graduate with a degree in kinesiology and minors in coaching and psychology, which he earned while also playing soccer for the Royals.
Prepare to teach health and physical education for students from elementary to high school. You will take a series of health, anatomy, physiology, training and other PE courses, which will give you a broad base of knowledge for a career as a health or PE teacher at any grade level.
Our education program will give you many opportunities for classroom observation and teaching, including a full semester of student teaching. Our teacher education program is NCATE-certified, the highest national accreditation standard. NCATE accreditation means your teaching license for PreK-12 will be accepted in most of the U.S.
For more information about the courses and curricula see the course catalog.